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“You can’t complain if you don’t vote.” Low voter turnout is a disgrace.

Both major parties are OK with ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a secretive, wasteful and ineffective Dept. of Homeland Security.

Secretive-

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Aug 2010-

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”

Arrest statistics are secret.

Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”

Secret arrest policy instantly lifted if something to brag about takes place.

CBP showcases apprehensions on their own web site. Does this report threaten national security?

Any other law enforcement agencies observing the do not report arrest numbers due to security reasons protocol?

Wasteful-

Homeland Security grant money-

Seattle:

$5 million waterfront cameras haven’t worked one day

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Ineffective-

2012-

The War on Terror brings a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility to Port Angeles.

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

 

Enhanced ID has been required to cross into the US since 2009.
If it works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving heroin into the Puget Sound area in 2015?

More here: News tip/story idea

 

Drug War racket-

Snohomish County:

Heroin-fueled crime: How to protect yourself

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

“Most of the money comes from a string of federal heroin raids in and around Snohomish. Ultimately the suspects were unable to prove they obtained the cash legally, allowing police to go through the process to seize it, the chief said.”

 

“The troops are defending your rights and freedoms.”

BOOM: the “Sounds of Freedom” at JBLM

Hey school teachers- if the wars aren’t won- how can they protect our freedom?

More here: Goodbye Armistice Day

“Americans wouldn’t have the freedom to post comments on newspaper websites if people had not given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect that freedom.”

Hey school teachers- where did this idea come from? Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

Is there any case in which the US Armed Forces have been sent to distant lands on a mission to protect freedom of speech?

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

More here: Glorifying military service

 

Post 911 phenomenon: Where are the veterans who don’t want free meals, discounts, head of the line privileges at the airport, etc.

I grew up in the 60s and 70s. Veterans were all around- church, school, Boy Scout leaders, family, the neighborhood, etc. It was all just an average thing. These folks weren’t seen as a separate part of American society.

People weren’t stepping over to say “Thanks for your service” to my Dad- who did time in the Navy in the 50s- but looked just like anyone else out in public.

These guys weren’t lining up for free dinner promotions marketed by major restaurant chains.

 

Meet some veterans who have become disgruntled Re: discount availability:

“Home Depot No Longer Honors all Veterans”

Well done guys.

 

“Let us never forget those who bravely gave their life blood or paid the ultimate price so we can have our freedom and the right to vote.”

It turns out “The Troops” were in no hurry to enable all adults to act on their right to vote.

US Military operations conducted in the 1940s, 50s & 60s didn’t get the job done.

It wasn’t until July of 1971 that 18 year old adults could take delivery on one of the freedoms we hear so much about.

If veterans fought for our right to vote- how come women were not allowed to vote at the end of WWI?

 

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Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Rocky Brook